The art of rug weaving in Egypt is as old as its civilization, which has roots stretching all the way back to the time of the Pharaohs. For thousands of years, Egyptians have had a sensitive feel for colors, designs and an exquisite taste for beauty, as seen in the many Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic relics that make up the civilization and culture of Egypt. Indeed, among the first-known examples of woven fabrics in the world is a linen cloth that was made in Upper Egypt c.5000 BC. The textiles discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamen reveal the impressive variety of techniques used at the time — c.1300 BC — including cloth embroidered in beads, striped weaves, tapestry-woven gloves, and belts in warp-face weave.
The experience of Egyptians in the modern textile industry introduced the perfect industrial base for superior art designing, and carpet and rug making at Oriental Weavers depends on both inherited artistic excellence and modern technological expertise in textiles.